Is sense of coherence a mediator or moderator of relationships between violence at work and stress reactions?

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Abstract

The relationships between exposure to violence at work, sense of coherence, and stress reactions were analysed in a large sample of the Danish workforce. The results showed that employees subjected to violence have a weaker sense of coherence than the rest of the respondents. Sense of coherence acted as a mediator and not as a moderator of relationships between exposure to violence and psychological, psychosomatic and cognitive stress reactions. The stability of the sense of coherence construct is discussed. With respect to the relation between sense of coherence and violence, preventative measures at the individual and organizational level are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Psychology
Volume46
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)429-437
ISSN0036-5564
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Adult
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Denmark/epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases/epidemiology
  • Prevalence
  • Stress, Psychological/epidemiology
  • Violence/psychology
  • Workplace/psychology

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Is sense of coherence a mediator or moderator of relationships between violence at work and stress reactions? / Hogh, Annie; Mikkelsen, Eva Gemzøe.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, Vol. 46, No. 5, 10.2005, p. 429-437.

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